Continuity mistake: In the teaser, when Bond has come out of the water and climbed up the cliff, right after he kicks the guard he is seen running away. In that frame you can see he is wearing leather shoes with light brown leather soles - which are completely dry. He was not wearing those in the water.Jacob La Cour
Factual error: When Bond goes to open the "nuclear device" he picks up 2 solid gold bars and proceeds to use them to open the casing. Due to the density of gold, it is virtually impossible for a person to lift even a single bar without the use of two hands. Let alone one in each hand, using them to open a box. Regarding the same scene, there was no damage to the gold. Gold being the softest of metals, it should have shown severe damage if used in that manner.
Factual error: Due to the actual weight of gold, it would be inconceviabe for the gold to be stacked in such a way as it is depicted in Fort Knox.
Revealing mistake: When Bond is at the hotel at Miami, in several scenes you can see that film was shot at a hotel, and then the editors placed the card game opponent's figure in the film. The filming of the figures is a lot clearer and crisper, while the background looks like a homemade film.
Continuity mistake: After we first see Tilly Masterson's car overtaking Bond's Aston, the next few shots of the scenery are inconsistent. What is seen through Bond's car windows does not match the scenery in the subsequent long shots. And Tilly's car is shown leaving the village, then after getting out on the open road, the shot through her rear window shows her leaving the village again.
Factual error: The girl is killed by having paint all over her body, supposedly suffocating her. While a widely believed theory at the time, it is not actually true that you can be suffocated by cutting off air to the skin - as long as you are still breathing, you won't suffocate. The only way damage might be caused is that by being unable to sweat/cool, you might get heatstroke, alternatively the toxic elements of the paint might prove fatal, but both of those effects would take far longer to kill you. (00:16:15)Sol Parker
Other mistake: After Goldfinger has lost the golf round and is about to depart, Bond hands Oddjob the Slazenger 7 and says 'I believe this is yours'. Oddjob (who's obviously upset that Goldfinger lost) crushes the golf ball and throws it out the window. It's ridiculous. 1: Golf balls have a liquid or rubber core, so you'd see the residue. 2: A golf ball has several very hard layers to prevent it from collapsing on a hard impact. 3: When Oddjob throws it, look closely and it looks a bit like a section of a styrofoam cup.
Continuity mistake: When Oddjob drives into the junkyard, watch his shadow as he exits the car. Then look at the shadows while he drives off. Some hours have passed between the shootings, perhaps the missing hours are the ones it took for the engine to be removed from the car? (Check the other mistake from this scene).
Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film, Bond shoots his rope gun to climb over the wall. If you look closely, the rope he shot didn't even come out of his gun. It comes from off the left side of the screen. Very visible in slo-mo, or paused
Audio problem: When Bond fights Oddjob in Fort Knox, he tries to hit Oddjob with a metal pole, but it ends up to wall, and Oddjob cuts it with his hand. The remaining piece of pole falls to floor and it sounds like the pole is made of styrox.
Factual error: In the forest chase scene, Bond activates the oil slick feature. The car behind spins out on the slick. But it's a dirt road so the oil would just soak into the ground.
Audio problem: Bond's tires squeal as he brakes hard on the gravel/dirt road during the car chase in the woods near the factory.
Revealing mistake: Bond's unconscious body falling out of the car at the end of the car chase is obviously sped up.
Continuity mistake: After Bond has wrecked Tilly Masterson's car, he takes her to a gas station. At the gas station, there is a orange camping tent visible in the background, When Bond leaves the gas station, the tent is suddenly gone.
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.